Sexism is not a “one size fits all” problem…
According to the Health Economics and AIDS Research Division at the University of KwaZulu Natal, violence against each woman costs her R5528, summing up to a yearly R105billion for all the female GBV victims for medical costs alone: Loss of income and psychological stability are equally damaging to the wellbeing of the individual and her dependents. (Sonke Gender Justice Network, 2014)
With a 3D approach, EmoART can tackle as a complex issue that takes different forms within different cultures: EmoART established a yearlong after-school program to equip teens with the imagination of an artist, technical skills of an entrepreneur and the emotional intelligence of a leader.
EmoART was created to stimulate self-development in teenage girls using the arts as a medium of self expression through self exploration in order to empower them to represent female ability and disprove the false idea that inferiority is inherently or naturally female. In line with the UN #HEFORSHE 2014, EmoART agreed that women’s rights are all humans rights.
Thus, through the EmoART3D camp, we commit to South African males who are also GBV victims in various ways that we must acknowledge & address as equally relevant.
Discover, Discuss & Deconstruct!
WHAT IS THE EMOART 3D CAMPAIGN?
EmoART is a setting up a summer 2014 project to train 15 boys and 15 girls to implement the EmoART curriculum in their townships. The participants will engage in:
➺ Five Discuss, Discover and Deconstruct sessions each week: two sessions will focus on emotional intelligence.
➺ Three master art classes each week: they will be professionally trained to inspire themselves and others through artistic performance (dance, song, visual art).
➺ Two entrepreneurship weekends where they work (independently and collaboratively) to produce profitable products or services that will translate those high-powered discussions into on-ground solutions to help women and men in their close communities transcend aggression and inferiority complexes respectively. For example, we have had a huge success with our EmoART friendship bracelets made with love from our Zandspruit chapter.
SO, WANNA HELP SMASH INEQUALITY?
EmoART is calling for the awareness of the need we have identified and the support of all those concerned in creating a progressive African continent where the efforts of females and males are equal and equally appreciated.
The EmoART 3D fundraising campaign is to fund yearlong operations and final productions for three new EmoART locations.
These groups need resources for:
A. Artistic training & production skills:
➺ Expert training: Professional dancers, musicians, visual artists for master classes.
➺ Performance production: Set building, costume, rehearsal space
B. Chapter resource materials:
➺ Program stationery e.g Paper, Pencils, Pens, Journals, Canvas, Paint, Paintbrushes, Printing
➺ A smartphone for quality documentation, video journal & internet access (used for Skype conference across communities)
➺ An EmoART handbook, containing our detailed curriculum
➺ EmoART branded journey journals or the students
NOW WHAT CAN YOU DO?:
You have options:
1) Please donate toward our campaign’s $5000 goal on igg.me/at/emoart3D
2) Please share it on your social media accounts to give your friends the opportunity to join in! You can easily use the Indiegogo share tools.
3) Do both
HOW CAN YOU TRUST US IF YOU DON’T KNOW US?
Well, Established organizations you might recognize have trusted in our vision. Indeed, we have proven (and surpassed) predicted returns on their investment